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The Next Step Tool is a version of the VI-SPDAT for youth and young adults aged 24 and younger.
The SPDAT, or Service-Prioritization-Decision-Assistance-Tool, is an evidence-informed approach to assessing the acuity of an individual’s or family’s homelessness.
The VI-SPDAT 2.0 is the common vulnerability assessment and prioritization tool.
This training discusses methods to strengthen the front lines of the fight against homelessness and reorganize, re-prioritize, and re-connect to strengthen efforts across the board. It goes over concepts of Rapid Re-Housing and Housing First Principles.
Age-specific programs and trauma sensitive services have been developed at both state-operated and private non-profit agencies throughout Connecticut to assist young adults diagnosed with major mental illnesses, neurocognitive disabilities and/or significant trauma with their successful transition into adulthood.
Providers of service to people experiencing homelessness are coordinating their efforts to end homelessness in communities across Connecticut by developing Coordinated Access Networks (CANs).
CCEH provides resources, training and technical assistance to improve relationships between family emergency shelter, transitional housing, domestic violence shelters, early care and education programs and other mainstream services.
In housing and homeless services, we serve an incredibly diverse range of people. Cultural Competence is the knowledge and understanding of the diverse and complex needs of people from various cultural groups.
Community-based initiatives that are driven by youth voice and that establish strong linkages between schools and community organizations have an important role to play in the effort to end youth homelessness.
Clients living with disabilities belong to a protected class in Connecticut, which allows them rights to reasonable accommodation and protects them from discrimination due to their disabilities.
Many housing programs require documentation for clients to be admitted into their program. Accelerating the pace of getting document ready moves clients into housing faster.
This is the DOH/DHMAS Due Diligence- Refusal of Services Policy.
From the CT Department of Housing to the Department of Developmental Services, departments throughout the national, state, and local government participate in the mission to end homelessness and run housing assistance programs.
Many providers are challenged to house some of their clients with unique circumstances and creating effective housing plans that work for all clients.
Domestic Violence survivors face many unique challenges in accessing housing services and assistance.
Housing First approach works to shift conversation from “What can we do to help you?” to “What can we do to get you housed?”
Homelessness is one of the main risk factors for Human Trafficking and youth and young adults are one of the most vulnerable populations. Awareness is key to identification, prevention, and support for victims and survivors to end human trafficking.
Changes in federal law have created uncertainty for people with undocumented status, as well as for the shelters who may serve them. Resources and legal guidance are available to guide service providers in this area.
In any fiscal climate, building and maintaining relationships with landlords is one of the most important, but challenging components of housing clients
Helping households end their homelessness as rapidly as possible, despite barriers, with minimal financial and support resources. More supports are applied to those households who struggle to stabilize.
Rapid re-housing acts as a trampoline, using targeted financial assistance and short-term services to quickly return individuals and families who have slipped into homelessness back into housing and stability.
Explore ways of improving Shelter Space for special populations, such as youth and young adults, the transgender and LGBTQ community, and families.
Shelter diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping them identify immediate alternate housing arrangements and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance.
Many people struggling with homelessness or housing instability also face issues related to substance use. Learn about services they can access to support them in their goals of becoming sober as you work with them toward housing.
Transitional Housing is a time-limited housing support that helps to end homelessness.
This guide to the Youth Count and Youth Engagement Team Initiatives contains a vast array of resources on participating and facilitating the Youth Count.
Youth homelessness can often be one of the most invisible forms of homelessness.
The Zero:2016 campaign is an initiative to end veteran and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.